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Dodging the Cookie-cutter System – Helping Students Design an Individualized Plan Webinar

How do you encourage students to view their High School Equivalency as a stepping-stone rather than a final goal? How do we help students see the benefits of a degree, a trade, or a vocational certificate? And, when the cookie-cutter system does not work for all, how do you customize an individual plan for each student? This webinar discussed the way a plan can look for an undocumented, bi-cultural, ESL, or HSE student. This session also demonstrated best practices for creating a student’s individualized plan.

An archived version of the webinar and accompanying handouts can be found below:

Dodging the Cookie-cutter System – Helping Students Design an Individualized Plan Archived Webinar

College Vocabulary Dictionary for First Generation Students

Find Your Major Excel Worksheet

Goal Setting Sheet

Sign-in Sheet Example

Student Advising Guide Excel Worksheet

Transitions Performance Excel Worksheet

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Transitions Academy FY18

Thank you for attending the Transitions Academy 2017.   The Transitions Academy was held on November 8 – 9, 2017 at the Thelma Keller Convention Center in Effingham, Illinois.  For your convenience we have archived presentation material from the Transitions Academy for your continued access.

The Transitions Academy is designed to assist colleges and partnerships working on developing Bridge and ICAPS (Integrated Career and Academic Preparation System) programs by increasing awareness of the expanding partnership between Adult Education and Career and Technical Education as it relates to the ICAPS models, Illinois Bridge programs, and Illinois Programs of Study.

The Transitions Academy Agenda can be found at the following link:  Transitions Academy Agenda Document

Links to archived presentations given at the Transitions Academy, and their accompanying handouts, can be found below:

Wednesday Sessions

The State Perspective: WIOA, How Has the Landscape Changed and How Does this Affect Us?
Jennifer K. Foster, Deputy Director of Adult Education & Workforce, Illinois Community Collage Board
Whitney Thompson, Director for CTE, Illinois Community College Board

Revised Career Pathway Graphic with IET Models-Where do you fit? DAISi Reporting/Co-enrollment
Bevan Gibson, Director, Southern Illinois Professional Development Center
Sarah Goldammer, Educational Training Specialist, Southern Illinois Professional Development Center
Aime’e Julian, Director, Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support
Ben McDaniel, Director for Adult Education – Data and Accountability, Illinois Community College Board
–  IET Model Graphic
–  IET with EL Civics Graphic
–  Career Pathway Graphic Handout (forthcoming pending final edits)

 

Partnering Panel – ICAPS Models 1 & 2
Panelist include representative from the following programs:
Black Hawk College, College of DuPage, Greater West Town Community Development Project, Kankakee Community College, Rend Lake College

Partnering at the State Level
Jennifer K. Foster, Deputy Director of Adult Education & Workforce, Illinois Community College Board
Lisa Jones, Policy and Grants Manager, Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity

Resources for IETs (ICAPS Model 1 and ICAPS Model 2)
Aime´e Julian, Director, Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support
Bevan Gibson, Director, Southern Illinois Professional Development Center
Casey Anderson, Technology Coordinator/ Web Accessibility Coordinator, Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support
Sarah Goldammer, Educational Training Specialist, Southern Illinois Professional Development Center

Thursday Sessions

Illinois Braided Funding and Ability to Benefit Panel
Panelist include representatives from the following programs:
Elgin Community College, Joliet Junior College, Lewis and Clark Community College, Rend Lake College, Waubonsee Community College
–  Session Notes

Illinois Team Teaching Models
Bevan Gibson, Director, Southern Illinois Professional Development Center
Aime’e Julian, Director, Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support

Pre-Apprenticeships/Apprenticeships
Bruce Hallam, US Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship, Apprenticeship Training Representative
Whitney Thompson, Illinois Community College Board

Logic Model Discussion
Bevan Gibson, Director, Southern Illinois Professional Development Center
Sarah Goldammer, Educational Training Specialist, Southern Illinois Professional Development Center
–  Process Checklist for IET Models
–  ICAPS Planning Notes
–  ICAPS Logic Model

 

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Team Teaching Menu of Resources

 

ICAPS Logo- Accelerate Illinois - Skills, Jobs, Economic Opportunity

ICAPS/AO programs are required to have a 50% overlap within Team Teaching.  The following resources are designed to assist programs develop, strengthen and improve their Team Teachers. In Illinois, Career & Technical Education (CTE) instructors lead the content/industry instruction with an infusion of basic skills instruction by the Adult Education (AE) instructor.

Team teaching can be defined as a group or pair of teachers working together to purposefully and collaboratively plan, conduct and evaluate learning activities for one group of learners (Goetz, 2000;  Buckley, 2000).

Teams generally comprise of instructors who represent different areas of subject expertise and who use instructional strategies that engage students in ways that are not possible when only one teacher is present (Austin, 2001; Gately & Gately, 2001).

 

 

 

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Career Navigator Menu of Resources

ICAPS Logo- Accelerate Illinois - Skills, Jobs, Economic OpportunityExperienced Career Navigators Answer Your Questions Webinar
Successful ICAPS Programs Answer Your Questions! – Webinar

Collection of Best Practices from Experienced Illinois Programs

 

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Administrator Menu of Resources

ICAPS Logo- Accelerate Illinois - Skills, Jobs, Economic Oppertunity

Successful ICAPS Programs Answer Your Questions! – Webinar
Online training – NCTN Promoting Engagement–Role of the Program Administrator (Coming Soon)
Instructor Evaluation and Development System (Email sipdctrainer@gmail.com for access.)
Teacher Worksheet for Encouraging Self-Directed Learning
Supporting Special Populations Strategies Documents

Collection of Best Practices from Experienced Illinois Programs

Carl D. Perkins Postsecondary Career & Technical Education Grant Manual
Administrator Tips to Assess and Promote Technology Skills for Instructional Staff

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WIOA Summit 2017

The full program for the Summit, including a full schedule and session information, can be accessed at the following link:

WIOA Summit 2017 Program

Archived Presentations and handouts can be found below:

Plenary Sessions:

Statewide WIOA Core Partner Leadership Panel Discussion: Laying the Foundation for Alignment, Collaboration, and Service Integration
Jennifer Foster, Illinois Community College Board
Brittany Ladd, Illinois Department of Employment Security
Julio Rodriguez, Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
Quinetta Wade, Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Rehabilitation Services

Improving Client Outcomes Through Collaborative Business Engagement
Michael Baker, Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity

Why Businesses Embrace Apprenticeships
Daniel Serota, Aon

Building Partnership that Works
Chekemma J. Fulmore-Townsend, Philadelphia Youth Network

 

Breakout Session 1

Avenues to Apprenticeship: Work-based Learning and On-the-Job Training
Whitney Thompson, Illinois Community College Board
Lisa Jones, Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
Aime’e Julian, Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support

Continuous Improvement of State Workforce Policies
Diana Robinson, Northern Illinois University, Center for Governmental Studies
Mark Burgess, Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity

How to Stop Talking About It and Just Do It: A Collaborative Approach to Sequencing Career Pathways
Brent Baker, Greater Peoria Economic Development Council

LMI 201: Data Resources for Improved Business/Workforce Connections
Ron Payne, Illinois Department of Employment Security
Mary Ann Merano, Northern Illinois University
Edwin Taft, Northern Illinois University

What’s the Connection? The Illinois Unified State Plan and the ICCB Workforce Education Strategic Plan
Jennifer K. Foster, Illinois Community College Board
Julio Rodriguez, Department of Commerce

Work Readiness Assessment Tools and the Illinois Essential Employability Skills Self-Assessment
Lacey Pollock, Southern Illinois University – Carbondale/workNet
Casey Anderson, Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support
Work Readiness Assessment Tools and Resources Slideshow
Illinois Essential Employability Skills Self-Assessment Slideshow
Essential Employability Skills Framework

Breakout Session 2

Data Analysis for Equal Opportunity – Part 1
Roger Ocampo, United States Department of Labor Civil Rights Center

How to Stop Talking About It and Just Do It: A Collaborative Approach to Sequencing Career Pathways
Brent Baker, Greater Peoria Economic Development Council

Illinois workNet Customer Support Center = Customer Centered Tools
Natasha Telger, Southern Illinois University – Carbondale/workNet

Introduction to Lean
Michael Pop, Illinois Business Innovation Services

IWIB Strategic Plan: What is It and How Does It Impact You Locally
Mark Burgess, Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity

LMI 202 Data Resources for Improved Job Seeker Outcomes
Ron Payne, Illinois Department of Employment Security
Mary Ann Merano, Northern Illinois University
Edwin Taft, Northern Illinois University

Vermilion County’s Talent Pipeline: Building a Stronger Community
Vicki Haugen, Vermilion Advantage
Kim Kuchenbrod, Vermilion Advantage

 

Breakout Session 3

Adult Education Standardized Assessments: What, Why, and How
Ben McDaniel, Illinois Community College Board
Bevan Gibson, Southern Illinois Professional Development Center
Laurie Martin, Adult Learning Resource Center

Best Practices -Metropolitan Youth (LWIA 7) vs. Rural Youth (LWIA 13)
Greg Martinez, Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership
Lynn Murphey, Partners In Job Training & Placement
Jackie Tavares, Project Step Ahead
Marnita Curry, High Roads Advantage
Esti Young, Black Hawk College
Improving Outcomes for Unemployed Youth in Cook County

Data Analysis for Equal Opportunity – Part II
Roger Ocampo, United States Department of Labor Civil Rights Center

Employer Engagement: Integrated Business Services
Todd Lowery, Illinois Department of Employment Security
Tory Davis, Illinois Department of Employment Security
Theodore Duckett, Illinois Department of Employment Security
John Marchioro, Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Rehabilitation Services
Darcy Bucholz, The Workforce Connection Inc.
June Hazzard, Group Human Resources Director
Richard Stubblefield, St. Clair County Intergovernmental Grants Department
State Framework for Integrated Business Services
State Framework for Integrated Business Services Executive Summery

Illinois Department of Employment Security: Tools for Customer Decision Making
Crystal Caison, Illinois Department of Employment Security
Don Ryan, Illinois Department of Employment Security
Vicki Niederhofer, Illinois Department of Employment Security

Unlocking the Hidden Rules to Success!
Carla Boyd, Danville Area Community College

WIOA Performance Accountability Overview
Patricia Schnoor, Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
Sergio Estrada, Illinois Department of Employment Security
Benjamin McDaniel, Illinois Community College Board
Douglas Morton, Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Rehabilitation Services

 

Breakout Session 4

Collaborative Business Engagement: Getting Started on Business Sector Partnerships
Kyle Schulz, Schaumburg Business Association
Darcy Bucholz, The Workforce Connection
Diana Robinson, Northern Illinois University, Center for Governmental Studies
David Young, Northwest Illinois Development Alliance
Adapting a Talent Pipeline Management Model to Northern Illinois: The Importance of Being NIMBLE
An Illinois Yankee and the Texas Miracle

Illinois Department of Employment Security: Tools for Customer Decision Making
Crystal Caison, Illinois Department of Employment Security
Don Ryan, Illinois Department of Employment Security
Vicki Niederhofer, Illinois Department of Employment Security

Illinois workNet Customer Support Center = Customer Centered Tools
Natasha Telger, Southern Illinois University – Carbondale/workNet

Outreach Tools at Your Fingertips
Chelsea Jones, Southern Illinois University – Carbondale/workNet

Training Delivery: ICAPS Models 1 & 2 and IET
Jennifer K. Foster, Illinois Community College Board
Lisa Jones, Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
Aime’e Julian, Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support
Bevan Gibson, Southern Illinois Professional Development Center

Understanding and Accessing ICCB Illinois Community College Data to Strengthen Education and Workforce Collaboration
Jay Brooks, Illinois Community College Board

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Forum for Excellence 2017

Conference Program and Schedule

The Conference program contains the full schedule, session descriptions, biographies for featured speakers, and sponsor information.  An archived version of the conference program is available at the following link:  Forum for Excellence 2017 Program

Pre-Conference Sessions

Adult Education Administrators’ Meeting
Jamil Steele, Senior Director of Adult Education, Illinois Community College Board

Adult Education Innovations in Bridges and ICAPS/IETs
Southern Illinois Professional Development Center
Central Illinois Adult Education Service Center

Best Practices in Developmental Math: Co-requisite Remediation and Transitions Math
Ashley Becker, Senior Director for Academic Affairs, Illinois Community College Board

The Perkins Administrator Cohort Meeting
Whitney Thompson, Director for CTE, Illinois Community College Board
Dr. Aime’e Julian, Director, Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support

General Sessions

Welcome and State of the State of Illinois Education
Dr. Karen Hunter Anderson, Executive Director, Illinois Community College Board
Dr. Lazaro Lopez, Board Chair, Illinois Community College Board

Navigating the Challenges of Leadership in Education
Dr. Mark Milliron, Co-Founder & Chief Learning Officer, Civitas Learning

State Director Federal Update Panel
Kathryn Zekus, Senior Associate for Federal Policy, Advance CTE
Reecie Stagnolia, President, National Adult Education Directors
Advance CTE Policy Update Slideshow
State Directors Federal Update Slideshow

Update from CTE and Adult Education Leadership on the Workforce Education Strategic Plan, Building Partnerships and What the Year Holds
Dr. Brian Durham, Deputy Director for Academic Affairs, Illinois Community College Board
Jennifer K. Foster, Deputy Director for Adult Education and Workforce, Illinois Community College Board

Breakout Sessions

Breakout Session I

Business Engagement: Why It Matters and How to Do it Better
Michael Baker, Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity

Multi-Craft Technology Extended Internship Model
John Mandrell, Sauk Valley Community College
Josh West, Sauk Valley Community College

The Unseen Among Us: Mental Illness in our Classrooms
Bevan Gibson, Southern Illinois Professional Development Center

Employability Skills for ESL
Emily Tolzmann, Chinese Mutual Aid Association
Lindsay Crammond, Chinese Mutual Aid Association

Recognizing Common Sense as an Oxymoron
Jill Nelson, Danville Department of Corrections

Strengthening Accessibility Through Self-Assessment and Civil Rights Reviews
Natasha Allan, Illinois Community College Board
Aime’e Julian, Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support
Casey Anderson, Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support

Adjusting to the Key Shifts in Mathematics Instruction
Amber Fornaciari, Central Illinois Adult Education Service Center
Dawn Hughes, Central Illinois Adult Education Service Center

Building Better Apprenticeships for the Next Generation
Troy Alim, Young Invincibles

More than Guidance: Leveraging School Counselors to Build CTE Programs
Dakota Beavers, Illinois State Board of Education
Joann Benz, Athens CUSD 213

Introduction to PENTAHO for Program Management and Performance Monitoring
Benjamin McDaniel, Illinois Community College Board

Breakout Session II

“On Point” Qualities Successful Team Teachers Possess
Ali Whittington, Rend Lake College
Christina Hutchinson, Rend Lake College
Amber Fann, Rend Lake College

HiSET Program Updates -New Tools & Resources Now Available
Jason Beard, ETS HiSet

Illinois Essential Employability Skills Framework
Aime’e Julian, Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support
Casey Anderson, Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support
Michael Boyd, Kankakee Community College

What Leads Students to Study Manufacturing at a Community College?
Dana King, Heartland Community College

Incorporating Advocacy into Your Everyday Practice
Dena Giacometti, Chicago Citywide Literacy Coalition
Val Harris, Lewis and Clark Community College

Dual Credit – Best Practices ILACEP
Dave Naze, Joliet Junior College

Adjusting to the Key Shifts in Language Arts Instruction
Amy Elston, College of DuPage
Anita Kerr, Central Illinois Adult Education Service Center

Dodging the Cookie-cutter System – Helping Students Design an Individualized Plan
Teresa Guia, Prairie State College

Tracking ICAPS Student Data in DAISI
Benjamin McDaniel, Illinois Community College Board
Transition and Performance Report Explanator Handout

Breakout Session III

Partnerships for Student Success
Margaret Wolf, Kankakee Community College
Gregg Beglau, Kankakee Community College
Mary Posing, Kankakee Community College
Dana Washington, Kankakee Community College
Mark Anderson, Kankakee Community College

Multidisciplinary Teaching: The Adult Educator’s Secret to Doing It All
Anita Kerr, Central Illinois Adult Education Service Center

State of Illinois High School Equivalency Updates
Caitlyn Barnes, Illinois Community College Board

Increasing the Rigor of ESL Instruction Through Project-Based Learning
Laurie Martin, Adult Learning Resource Center

Coaching for Academic Success: A Commitment to Student Learning
Tanya Woltmann, College of Lake County

Filling the Potholes
Clare Tschirn, Illinois Central College

Burlington English —Your Answer to WIOA: Prep for IET and IEL/CE Instruction in One Comprehensive Program
Robert Breitbard, BurlingtonEnglish

Registered Apprenticeship 101
Bruce Hallam, US Department of Labor/Office of Apprenticeship

Military Initiatives Impacting Illinois Student Veterans
Ashley Becker, Illinois Community College Board

How to Deliver Effective Instruction Through Technology Integration
Michael Matos, Albany Park Community Center

Breakout Session IV

Overview of IET Models and Transitions Academy
Bevan Gibson, Southern Illinois Professional Development Center
Aime’e Julian, Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support

New Readers Press Workwise: Best Practices
Carol Larsen, New Readers Press
Michael Matos, Albany Park Community Center

Building Your Students’ Academic Vocabulary to Achieve WIOA Goals
Laurie Martin, Adult Learning Resource Center
Laura Sherwood, Adult Learning Resource Center

Connecting Students with Intellectual Disabilities to College: College for Life and Supported College Transitions Programs
Kathy Haberer, Lewis and Clark Community College
Krista Clayton, Lewis and Clark Community College
Decision Flowchart Handout
Certificate of Achievement Handout

Creating a Better Understanding of Assessment
Rick Marshall, Lewis and Clark Community College

Bridging the Gap Between Industry and Education
Amy Murphy, Joliet Junior College
Melissa Lachcik, Joliet Junior College
Megan Borchers, LyondellBasell

Understanding the Postsecondary and Workforce Readiness Act and Updates on its Implementation
Jon Furr, Northern Illinois University
Kathleen Almy, Northern Illinois University
Amy Jo Clemens, Northern Illinois University
OnPaCE to Thrive Flyer

Starting Point: Constructing Problem Statements for Equitable Change through PTR
Marci Rockey, Office of Community College Research and Leadership
Chaddrick Gallaway, Office of Community College Research and Leadership
Heather Fox, Office of Community College Research and Leadership
Eboni Zamani-Gallaher, Office of Community College Research and Leadership
Francena Turner, Office of Community College Research and Leadership

Math Boxes: The Power of Daily Review
Clare Tschirn, Illinois Central College

When Two Rights Make a Wrong
Mindy Diaz, Coordinator of Disability Services, Joliet Junior College
Daniel McDonnell, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Plainfield School District 202

 

Breakout Session V

Partnering to Build Bridges to Success
Sarah Labadie, Women Employed

GED® Outcomes and Program Updates
Brian Smith, GED® Testing Service

Providing Executive Functioning Support for Students with Disabilities
Lili O’Connell, McHenry County College
Denise Andresen, McHenry County College

Teaching Text Structures for Reading Comprehension
Laura Sherwood, Adult Learning Resource Center

Unlocking the Hidden Rules to Success!
Carla Boyd, Danville Area Community College

Stand Up, Speak Up: Students with College Accommodations
Susan Cunningham, Rend Lake College
The Student Conversation as an Effective Resource Handout
Accommodations Situations Handout

Conducting Honest Conversations about Inequities Identified During Program Review Process
Heather Fox, Office of Community College Research and Leadership
Chaddrick Gallaway, Office of Community College Research and Leadership
Marci Rockey, Office of Community College Research and Leadership
Eboni Zamani-Gallaher, Office of Community College Research and Leadership
Francena Turner, Office of Community College Research and Leadership

Math Practices + Differentiation + Content Standards = WIOA Success
Amber Fornaciari, Centeral Illinois Adult Education Service Center

Connecting the Dots: From Programs of Study to Career Pathways
Brittany Boston, Illinois Community College Board
Melissa Andrews, Illinois Community College Board

i-Pathways 3.0: New Features = Student Achievement
Kathy Tracey, Center for the Application of Information Technologies

 

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Perkins Administrator Cohort Meeting

The Perkins Administrator Cohort Meeting held in September of 2017 occurred as a pre-session at the Forum for Excellence and was lead by Whitney Thompson, the Director for CTE at the Illinois Community College Board and Dr. Aime’e Julian, Director of the Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support.  The archived presentation materials can be found below:
The Perkins Administrator Cohort Meeting

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Special Populations Academy Launch

The Special Populations Support Grant Kick-Off event was designed to provide technical assistance related to serving special populations, allow networking between special population support grant recipients, and provide an opportunity for attendees to share their expertise.

This event was held on Thursday, November 2 from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm at the Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in Normal, Illinois.

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An In-depth Look at the Civil Rights Review Process

The Civil Rights Review process is part of the ICCB’s proactive effort to help colleges increase the accessibility of their campuses and programs and promote an atmosphere of diversity and inclusion.  This training session provides an in-depth examination of the civil rights review process, how data are used to select colleges for on-site reviews, what an on-site review entails, ways to self-assess  the accessibility of your institution.

We would like to thank everyone who attended.  Resources from the training session have been archived below:

An In-depth Look at the Civil Rights Review Slideshow

ILcivilrightsreview.com

Title IX Changes Comparison Document

Title IX Comparison Document

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